Spring timetable changes: Tickets for future travel

Network Rail has advised that there is a delay in publishing selected dates and trains within the LNER Spring timetable which runs from 19 May 2019 to 14 December 2019.


Although most LNER trains will be unaffected, it means we may not be able to offer train tickets as early as normal for some dates, particularly at weekends.

What's happening?

Some of our tickets aren’t on sale yet because of the unconfirmed timetables. Below we’ve got all the information you need to plan your future travel and set up a useful ticket alert.

Weekday trains
Weekday trains up to December 2019 will be largely unaffected. For a very small number of late evening/early morning trains, you may not be able to book until around 6-8 weeks before travel. 

Weekend trains
Engineering works will be carried out over some weekends on our routes, and you may not be able to book until around 8-10 weeks before travel for certain dates and journeys.

What does this mean for me?

The following dates may not be available for booking until 8-10 weeks before travel:

  • Saturday 13 July
  • Sunday 14 July
  • Saturday 24 August
  • Sunday 25 August
  • Monday 26 August

Why can’t I book my ticket yet

We’re sorry for any inconvenience these changes may cause, and we’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum. You can create an early bird ticket alert for the dates you want to travel and we'll send you an email to let you know when Advance tickets are available to buy.

Want to know when tickets will open for booking?

You can register for an early bird ticket alert if you have specific date(s) you know you want to travel on. We’ll send you an alert as soon as your chosen date(s) open for booking so you’ll get first access to our best value Advance fares. 

Set up your ticket alert

What should I do if I book a ticket and then an Advance fare becomes available?

If you buy a ticket for a train affected by the changes and then at a later date an Advance ticket is made available for a cheaper fare, you should book the Advance fare for that train and then request a fee-free refund on your original ticket.